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The Macaws are the largest member of the parrot family and all have massive, powerful bills which indicates that they should be housed in a strong steel-meshed enclosure, preferably an aviary but at the very least, a large purpose-built parrot cage.

They have been very popular pets for generations and now many are threatened in the wild, some to the extent of near extinction. This can be only partly blamed on the pet trade as environmental changes and habitat erosion for man's activities appear to be the main cause of their demise. Haith's therefore advocate that keeping these beautiful birds in captivity requires a dedication to breeding wherever possible with the hope of relieving the pressure on those macaws remaining in the wild.

A good quality parrot mix consisting of mixed nuts, sunflower, maize and similar items is essential as a basic diet for macaws and Haith's Sun Lo Parrot Food cannot be bettered. It is made up from just 25% of the very best large USA sunflower seed; the remainder being 16 other premium quality ingredients, including a variety of dried fruits, large nuts and even diced carrot. It is a remarkable mix providing a much healthier alternative to the enormous quantity of sunflowers contained in many mixes that are frequently deficient in various amino-acids and calcium.

It cannot be denied that some species and individuals have highly selective feeding habits and have a tendency to take what they fancy, frequently rejecting beneficial items. It can therefore be advantageous to offer a basic parrot mix such as Haith's Parrot Food that provides a good balanced diet and supplementing it with other items like Parrot Nature Diet and Parrot Fruit and Nut to give greater variety. An occasional supplement of Haith's Parrot-Like Tonic Seed can also be beneficial, providing vitamins and minerals, which may be lacking in other mixes.

Fresh food items such as corn-on-the-cob, fruit, and vegetables such as peas-in-the-pod are valuable extras but cut them into manageable pieces that can be held in the claw to eat.

Always offer Large Oystershell Grit to aid the digestive process and Large or Broken Cuttlefish Bone to supply essential calcium. Other minerals may be made available from Haith's Mineralised Tonic Grit.

Consider These Bird Foods

Mineralised Tonic Grit for Cage Birds
Mineralised Tonic Grit for Cage Birds
(2)
Cuttlefish Bone - Small
Cuttlefish Bone - Small
Parrot Food (Superior Quality)
Parrot Food (Superior Quality)
(2)
Parrot-Like Tonic Seed™
from £2.40
(11)
Parrot-Like Tonic Seed™
(11)
Parrot Fruit & Nut
from £2.90
(3)
Parrot Fruit & Nut
(3)
Best USA Large Sunflower
from £4.00
(7)
Best USA Large Sunflower
(7)
Sun Lo Parrot Mix™
from £5.00
(1)
Sun Lo Parrot Mix™
(1)
Parrot Nature Diet™ (soaking seeds)
Parrot Nature Diet™ (soaking seeds)

The Macaws are the largest member of the parrot family and all have massive, powerful bills which indicates that they should be housed in a strong steel-meshed enclosure, preferably an aviary but at the very least, a large purpose-built parrot cage.

They have been very popular pets for generations and now many are threatened in the wild, some to the extent of near extinction. This can be only partly blamed on the pet trade as environmental changes and habitat erosion for man's activities appear to be the main cause of their demise. Haith's therefore advocate that keeping these beautiful birds in captivity requires a dedication to breeding wherever possible with the hope of relieving the pressure on those macaws remaining in the wild.

A good quality parrot mix consisting of mixed nuts, sunflower, maize and similar items is essential as a basic diet for macaws and Haith's Sun Lo Parrot Food cannot be bettered. It is made up from just 25% of the very best large USA sunflower seed; the remainder being 16 other premium quality ingredients, including a variety of dried fruits, large nuts and even diced carrot. It is a remarkable mix providing a much healthier alternative to the enormous quantity of sunflowers contained in many mixes that are frequently deficient in various amino-acids and calcium.

It cannot be denied that some species and individuals have highly selective feeding habits and have a tendency to take what they fancy, frequently rejecting beneficial items. It can therefore be advantageous to offer a basic parrot mix such as Haith's Parrot Food that provides a good balanced diet and supplementing it with other items like Parrot Nature Diet and Parrot Fruit and Nut to give greater variety. An occasional supplement of Haith's Parrot-Like Tonic Seed can also be beneficial, providing vitamins and minerals, which may be lacking in other mixes.

Fresh food items such as corn-on-the-cob, fruit, and vegetables such as peas-in-the-pod are valuable extras but cut them into manageable pieces that can be held in the claw to eat.

Always offer Large Oystershell Grit to aid the digestive process and Large or Broken Cuttlefish Bone to supply essential calcium. Other minerals may be made available from Haith's Mineralised Tonic Grit.